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The Shuttleworth Collection

Old Warden Aerodrome | Bedfordshire, Biggleswade SG18 9ER, England
+44 1767 627927
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A place full of history & amazing displays

Engine shed to the rights hand side as you come in, car park to the left hand side. Visitors... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
sportybirmingham
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Absolutely brilliant. An aviation enthusiasts dream. All aircraft are first or Second World War and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
andrewbadham1
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Started by Richard Shuttleworth, who collectected some of the exhibits still here, The Shuttleworth Collection is home to the best collection of genuine WWI aircraft that all still fly in Europe, alongside over historic aircraft from 1909 to the 1950s. The Collection includes the oldest aircraft still flying - the 1909 Blériot. Also, the oldest airworthy British aircraft 1912 Blackburn Monoplane, the 1934 race winning DH88 Comet, record breaking 1936 Mew Gull, 1938 special ops Westland Lysander and many more. Vintage vehicles including a steam locomobile and early buses, cycles and motorcycles are also part of The Collection. Shuttleworth is based at an aerodrome with a grass runway, PPR required but there are no landing fees and aviation fuel available at self-service pumps. It's just off the A1 at Biggleswade with free parking, on-site Play Area, restaurant and adjacent Swiss Garden, and a period Mansion (open event days). May to October it is a top class vintage airshow venue.
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Old Warden Aerodrome | Bedfordshire, Biggleswade SG18 9ER, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Engine shed to the rights hand side as you come in, car park to the left hand side. Visitors centre is in front of you. The Swiss Gardens to right hand side, just past the engine shed, normally £8 admission, with the NGS charity garden...More

Thank sportybirmingham
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely brilliant. An aviation enthusiasts dream. All aircraft are first or Second World War and many still fly. Lots of information about Richard Shuttleworth and his interest in cars and aeroplanes. Old house and bird of prey collection. If you go on a flying day...More

Thank andrewbadham1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the summer air show, it was a lovely day lots going on. The museum was very good lots of aircraft to look around. There is a restaurant and also stalls selling food and drink and other goods. The air display was very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this Museum for the first time (although I live fairly local) with my grandson and husband. I don't know who had the most fun, even though it wasn't a 'flying day' there were various aircraft taking off and landing throughout the day. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love aviation, I knew I would like this visit. It waseasy to find with ample parking (with overflow). The Collection is superb, with hanger after hanger full of lovely planes and more than a few bikes, cars and trucks. Nice displays of photos, uniforms...More

Thank tynesideirish
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided on Sunday morning on the 22nd of July to make a unplanned visit to the shuttle worth collection for both breakfast in the restaurant a trip around the museum unfortunately there was model aeroplane show taking place on that day as well and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shuttleworth Collection is one of those places I have long intended to visit but never quite managed to. How glad I am that I eventually got there. The atmosphere is very relaxed and informal, the exhibits well displayed with just enough information: if you...More

Thank SteveBraysher
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a combined ticket to the Swiss Garden and the Shuttleworth Collection. We are seniors, so the price per ticket was £17.50 each. Such great value for what was included. The gardens are divine. So well kept, with plenty of interesting features. The thatched...More

Thank TravelBedfordshire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a picnic and visited Jubilee Park today. Plentiful Parking onsite. There were no events which meant we didn’t have to pay for parking. There is an open space field with plenty of room for playing ball games. Then the children park area is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say enough on this event except FANTASTIC. The whole thing was absolutely brilliant, weather, organisation, displays, not just the aircraft but the vehicles as well, an absolutely lovely trip on an old bus. I'm going in 2019 !!

Thank Gordon A
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Taylor S
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Travel Editions run tours to The Collection.
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2 April 2017|
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Details of our restaurant ca be found on our website under restaurant.
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